As the articles here, here, here, here, and here demonstrate, Fulcrum7 has been covering the growing push for a central bank digital currency for about a year, now. Why? Because with a programmable digital currency, the government, the central bank, or even a super-national global central bank could easily control what, when, and whether people are allowed to buy and sell. As many have noticed, including many non-Adventist Christians, such a system fits the prophecy in Revelation 13:16-17, which describes a power having the ability to prevent people from buying or selling.
One of the organizations heavily promoting a central bank digital currency is the World Economic Forum, which today is wrapping up its annual meeting at Davos, Switzerland.
Perhaps to further distinguish himself from the globalists meeting at Davos, Trump took the opportunity of a campaign stop in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, to announce that there will be no central bank digital currency in any Trump administration:
“Tonight I am also making another promise to protect Americans from government tyranny. As your president, I will never allow the creation of a central bank digital currency. [wild cheering from the audience, which surprised Trump] Such a currency would give a government, our federal government, the absolute control over your money. They could take your money and you wouldn’t even know it was gone. This would be a dangerous threat to freedom and I will stop it from coming to America.”
Trump seemed surprised that the issue was so important to voters in New Hampshire, but this is something that is of great concern, and increasingly on the radar of conservatives and Christians. I wrote last year that Rod Dreher, whose spiritual journey has taken him from the nominal Methodism he was raised in, to Catholicism, and finally to Orthodox Christianity, said, in the context of a discussion about CBDCs:
“This is happening, right now. I remember when I was a kid, reading a Christian End Times book, and wondering how they could ever come up with a system in which you could not buy or sell unless you had the ‘mark of the Beast’ — meaning, symbolically, that you were a slave to a global system (in the Roman Empire, slaves had tattoos on their foreheads or hands, to mark them as property). Well, now I know. And so do you.”:
“It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name.” Rev. 13:16-17.